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Casual Friday — the science of color film

If you’ve ever been just a bit curious as to how color film works, and the science behind it, Filmmaker IQ has the answer for you. And in their typically exhaustive way, they explain things from Isaac Newton to the current day — in a bit over 21 minutes… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — how a lead-acid battery works

You’ve likely got one under the hood of your car, or in you motorcycle — so how exactly does a lead-acid battery work? “Engineer Guy” Bill Hammack explains…

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Casual Friday — the beauty of (controlled) corrosion

Another excellent video from Bill (“Engineer Guy”) Hammack — this one, on the anodizing process used to make a lot of high-tech products shiny and durable…

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Casual Friday — cooking turkey with thermite

OK, this definitely falls in the “don’t try this at home” category — but for those of us in the U.S., you have to admit that the concept of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey in under thirty seconds has a certain appeal to it…

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